ASX appoints Robert Woods as a non-exec director

Maria Nikolova

Mr Woods will be replaced as Chairman of ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited by Stephen Knight.

ASX Limited has earlier today announced the appointment of Robert Woods as a non-executive director, with his appointment effective January 1, 2020.

ASX Chairman, Rick Holliday-Smith commented: “The Board and I are delighted that Rob has agreed to join us. He brings to the Board over 30 years’ experience in financial markets and a strong understanding of ASX and its businesses. Rob has served for the past four years as a director on our subsidiary clearing and settlement boards, including as Chairman of ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited, the licensees for our cash equities clearing and settlement facilities.”

Mr Woods was formerly the Chief Executive, Strategy at Challenger Limited, and has previously served as Chief Executive of Challenger’s Funds Management and Asset Management businesses. He started his career at Bankers Trust Australia and became Executive Vice-President and Head of Equity Derivatives.

Mr Woods will be replaced as Chairman of ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited by Stephen Knight. Mr Knight has been a director of ASX’s subsidiary clearing and settlement boards since June 2019, and was previously Chief Executive Officer of NSW Treasury Corporation.

Also today, ASX announces the appointment of Carolyn Colley as a non-executive director of ASX’s subsidiary clearing and settlement boards. Ms Colley has more than 30 years of experience in financial services, technology and innovation. She is a non-executive director of OnePath Custodians, Oasis Fund Management, and Smartgroup Corporation Limited, and Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Faethm, a global analytics software-as-a-service platform. She has previously held senior executive roles at Macquarie Bank, St George Bank and BT Financial Group.

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